Monday, October 6, 2014

Healing Vibes!

Nature is avariciously frugal;
in matter, it allows no atom to elude its grasp;
in mind, no thought or feeling to perish.
It gathers up the fragments that nothing be lost.
                              David Thomas


There are times in life when we all feel this need to escape. In my case, Mother Nature has always been my gateway of choice letting me escape from whatever it is I am dealing with if only for a moment. I write this today to share my piece of solace and strength with some extremely strong women I know who need to be reminded that they are not alone. You know who you are. I am almost positive there are so many others going through things that they have no control of so, please let me share with you. My hope is that this little glimpse into what brings me joy will take you away, if just for that moment.

Today was the day I finally had a chance to don my hikers and head to my place of solace meaning the bush at the back of the farm lying just past Gracie’s Lane. Autumn had crept into my busy life with nary a glance from me. I wanted to see those leaves that were desperately clinging to the trees holding on and hoping someone would take notice of them before they were gone. A heavy rain and windstorm were imminent according to the weather man so, today had to be that day.


The very first thing I noticed after rushing down the lane and going round the bend just before I was to turn down Gracie’s Lane was a flock of about a dozen turkeys. They were frolicking through the leaves that had littered the ground creating a thick multi-layered multi-coloured carpet of crunchiness. It appeared the turkeys were enjoying the solace as much as I and searching for something to eat. That was when my stomach started to grumble and had me wishing I had brought something but alas I had forgotten in my haste to escape.


This is where I shall be snowshoeing not too far into the future, my own place of untouched beauty. A place completely wrapped in a fresh new layer of whiteness, an assortment of roaming creatures of the forest and me the girl who will be sporting a huge smile. This thought always has me so excited about the upcoming winter something I never really enjoyed before getting those snowshoes. I am so grateful that I found something that can get me through those long cold and sometimes very lonely winters. We all need something like that I think, that reason to get out of bed every morning, a place of beauty and peace oh yes I am truly grateful.


As soon as those turkeys heard the snap of a twig hidden under the littered leaves beneath my feet they turned and bolted into the trees, running up that hill as fast as they could. After watching those last beautiful tail feathers disappear I turned around and headed through that draping golden leafed entrance to Gracie’s Lane.


Oh, I have missed you slipped from my lips aloud. The wind rustling those leaves that were still clinging and struggling to hold on replied just as I knew they would. “We have been waiting for you”. That is exactly what I wanted to hear. I stood there closed my eyes with my head tilted towards the sky and let this place I love so much wrap her comforting arms around me. Oh, this is what I truly needed my old friend thank you. My soothing healing peace, why had I waited so long?


I opened my eyes and followed the whispers that called me deeper into the trees and those mysteries that only Mother Nature could share and had waiting for me. She was indeed calling and I try to never ignore that call.
Crunch, crunch, and smile. I am happy. Remember you are never alone. 



Later

35 comments:

  1. this is so beautiful. I escape to nature as well. It's always been the only place I feel completely at peace with the universe.

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  2. Is that a mushroom in the last picture? Wild! Glad you got out :-)

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  3. Taking in the beauty of God's creation and silence is very healing. I hope you feel more peace within as you go through your walks in the brush and again as you share your experience with us. Have a fabulous week, Miss B!

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  4. What a lovely area you have, to re-gain your peace and perspective...

    Tessa~
    "Here there be musing" blog

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  5. I'm so glad you finally took some time for yourself and spent some quality time in the Bush! I'm very happy for you!

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  6. Thank you for this. I have read blogs all morning, now I will take our dogs out into nature. Nature has always been a healer for me, I am a little worried about her here, so dry, junipers are dying, no water, so sad. But I will out and today I will take my camera and I know I will still find beauty and peace.

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  7. I should say also that I am so happy for you to have such beautiful nature to go out into and find your peace and happiness.

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  8. I'm glad that you could take the time to escape into Mother Natures secret place for you to find your needed solitude.
    My place of refuge is down on my knees in the garden in more clement weather. In winter, just feeling the crisp clean air is all I need, a little walk all by myself. I love my solitude and I love silence.
    Hugs
    JB

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  9. Wow. Can I borrow that place? It looks beautiful! We have places that beautiful here in Nashville, but they never, ever get snow.

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  10. What a beautiful walk in the woods. You are certainly blessed to have your own 'hundred acre wood' where you can roam freely any time you wish. It's a great place to escape and to think or not.

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  11. Never Alone . .that is so good to remember . . . I really love the Fall leaves . . .
    Thank you, thank you for taking me on your walk . .

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  12. I'm so glad you have such a beautiful place to go, and right at home, too! Someday I would love to join you there! :)

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  13. Beautiful photos! It's a blessing to have such a place :)

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  14. What a beautiful, beautiful place. Yes, I too can close my eyes, take a deep breath and feel the glory of the Lord all around. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures:0!

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  15. I love seeing all of the places you walk. I love seeing the leaves that are so many colors and there is such beauty there in the woods where you walk.
    I love reading this early in the morning before the sun is up, because it reminds me that today, I need look for the beauty that is around me. Have a lovely day.

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  16. What a beautiful place...I can smell the fallen leaves and hear the crunch and rustle as you walk through them....feel the cool breeze on my face and the sun on my shoulders. I go to a place like that in memory so often.

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  17. I love that image of the fallen leaves!!! I am waiting for the rain to stop, and hope the leaves will dry out, so I can go scuffing through them again...

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  18. Beautifully written ! My escape too, is to the woods, on the Bruce Trail.

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  19. You are lucky to have such a place right in your own backyard. Nature heals, and it's my "medicine" of choice.

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  20. Lovely post and photos ! Yes nature and the woods are my escape to here in our valley ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  21. Beautifully written, Buttons. Sending hugs to all in need! xo

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  22. Thank you my friend, I too go to nature for healing

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  23. I love escaping to the woods too. Lovely post and fabulous images!!

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  24. Thank you for the beautiful adventure in nature. I loved those feet!

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  25. What what a beautiful place to escape too.
    My escape, ride my pony, wander the creek up by the waterfall, target practice.....ha!
    Cheri

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  26. Sounds like a refreshing time out in the bush. Nature is my favorite way to escape, too. Usually alone. Me and God's creation.

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  27. Beautiful place...beautiful words, Buttons. I've always loved walking in the woods and listening to the sounds of nature.

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  28. B,

    A peace of heaven we seek when trying to get away from our hectic world. The calm, quietness, and beauty of Mother Nature which provides us with a soft place to fall, refresh, and rejuvenate until the next time. There is nothing better than this natural remedy God has provided us.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  29. Thank you so much Buttons for taking me into that wondrous place with you. I feel so much happier and the solace I shared with you, the turkeys and those beautiful autumn leaves. We have so few deciduous trees in Perth so very seldom do we see such beauty at the change of the seasons and nor do we ever have snow, something I only experienced once on a holiday in New Zealand. Oh, what a different world to the one I live in and one of which I am a tad envious.
    Your beautiful words here will remain with me for some time so thank you, my dear friend. x

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  30. I'm glad you have found time to immerse yourself in the beauty of the bush. It is a great uplifter isn't it? Nice to hear you happy.

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  31. So very nice..........
    Rain

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  32. The other day, I left a long comment, it would not post and I got a lil frustrated. I don't like it when I get frustrated.

    I surround myself with joy, always. The beach, the woods, whatever I need, it's the best thing one can do for oneself!!

    My other comment was better, but I am getting tired!!

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  33. i get paid to be in nature. ima one lucky pup. just sayin'...

    ;p

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  34. Catching up from my days of travel and play . . .
    Oh my, did I need and enjoy . . .
    Taking off by myself renews my soul . . .
    You just sold me on snowshoes too . . .
    Beautiful and reflective . . . Thanks for "the Grace" . . . Buttons!

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